electrical engineering and infrastructure
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Electronics trade goes e-mobile
Acceptance of electric mobility not only depends on the vehicle range, but also on infrastructure and services. The charging infrastructure must be absolutely safe to use by non-experts and it must be continually available. However, each charging station for electric vehicles that is to be installed depends on the state of the existing electrical system and on customer-specific add-ons. Such individual requirements cannot be met by standard processes. The companies of the electrical and IT trades in Baden-Wuerttemberg have the knowledge, skills and qualifications to install the facilities required for charging battery-operated electric vehicles and safety systems at the customer interface - whether at home or at public stations. "Only trained experts can assure this", says Thomas Bürkle, chairman of the electrics and IT association of Baden-Wuerttemberg (Fachverband Elektro- und Informationstechnik Baden-Wuerttemberg). According to Bürkle, electric mobility can only be sustainable when the necessary power for electric vehicles originates from regenerative resources. For this too, companies from the electrics trade can offer practical solutions. Electrics experts have the necessary know-how to integrate locally generated regenerative energy into charging processes for electric vehicles via "Smart Home" or to use electric vehicles as interim storage devices for regenerative energy - this means that they become part of the "smart grid".